Eli Roth to Direct Prehistoric Shark Movie MEG

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Eli Roth to Direct Prehistoric Shark Movie MEG

Steve Alten‘s New York Times bestseller Meg - short for Megalodon - will get a movie adaptation by Eli Roth. Can this be the next Jaws (1975)? Two men attempt to destroy the monster shark which is huge to modern day sharks, approximate max size of a Mammoth Megalodon Shark are 50-78 ft and at about 70-100 tons. I do not know how two men will have a chance with that massive of a size difference. The book has the monster shark terrorizing California but due to financing, the shark will now terrorize China… yeah. It appears Warner Bros. is trying to make huge profits like Universal Picture‘s Jurassic World (2015) did.

On a top-secret dive into the Pacific Ocean’s deepest canyon, Jonas Taylor found himself face-to-face with the largest and most ferocious predator in the history of the animal kingdom. The sole survivor of the mission, Taylor is haunted by what he’s sure he saw but still can’t prove exists - Carcharodon megalodon, the massive mother of the great white shark. The average prehistoric Meg weighs in at twenty tons and could tear apart a Tyrannosaurus rex in seconds.

Written off as a crackpot suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Taylor refuses to forget the depths that nearly cost him his life. With a Ph.D. in paleontology under his belt, Taylor spends years theorizing, lecturing, and writing about the possibility that Meg still feeds at the deepest levels of the sea. But it takes an old friend in need to get him to return to the water, and a hotshot female submarine pilot to dare him back into a high-tech miniature sub.

Diving deeper than he ever has before, Taylor will face terror like he’s never imagined, and what he finds could turn the tides bloody red until the end of time. MEG is about to surface. When she does, nothing and no one is going to be safe, and Jonas must face his greatest fear once again.

Meg (2018)

Synopsis: After escaping an attack by what he claims was by a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.
Cast: Rainn Wilson, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Christian Hipolito, Jason Statham, Edwin Wright, Robert Taylor, Bingbing Fan, Bingbing Li, Mark Trotter, Ruby Rose, Rob Kipa-Williams, Tawanda Manyimo, Masi Oka, Page Kennedy, Tim Wong, James Gaylyn, Raymond Vinton, Dylan Thomas Knight, Sarina Steed, Julia Overby, Jeff Runge, Cliff Curtis, Rachel Potter, Winston Chao, Yoson An, Leand Macadaan, Shuya Sophia Cai, Jessica McNamee, Steven A. Davis, Douglas Lee
Directors: Jon Turteltaub
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action
Writers: Steve Alten, Belle Avery, Dean Georgaris, Erich Hoeber, Jon Hoeber, James Vanderbilt
Producers: Kenneth Atchity, Belle Avery, Jie Chen, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Randy Greenberg, Ben Erwei Ji, Wayne Wei Jiang, Gerald R. Molen, Barrie M. Osborne, Terri Truluck, Chunzi Wang, Colin Wilson, Chi-Li Wong
Musicians: Harry Gregson-Williams
Editors: Steven Kemper

Source: variety.com

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